According Hassan explained to me the Kurdistan is the region located to the north of Middle East, claimed historically by the Kurdish people, the ethnic group which inhabits there. But at the present time it is divided by the sovereignty of 4 countries, and the Turkish side is a completely forgotten area, he told me.
I entered to Turkey per fourth time. It is a nice country and witness of the best moments of the trip. I have already travelled for more than two years through the Mediterranean countries and what should be a lineal journey for moments is a circular route. Now I would cycle with a friend from Serbia.
In 1947, November the ONU approved the plan of "Partition of Palestine" in two states, one Jew and the another Arabic, accepted by the Jewish community and rejected by the Arab community.
When I arrived to Israel I understood that I possibly was in one of the most troubled places of the whole planet, but I was not aware of the real cause yet; for which two peoples with the same origin are the protagonists of an endless fight.
According to Roni the Ma'agan Michael is one of most developed kibbutz from Israel which not only depends on the agriculture, it has the biggest plastic industry of the country, as well as a fish hatchery with commercial purpose and a very particular politics.
Jerusalem is one of the oldest cities in the world, and it is considered a holy city for the three bigger monotheistic religions: the Judaism, the Christianity and the Islam. Visit it, was moving
After some days on the road we arrived to the Wadi Rum desert, a magnificent site where the nature shows all its splendour. A land of big mountains, impressive dunes and Bedouins who follow the way of life of their ancestors. An almost perfect place to get lost in it.
The trip continued to Amman, the capital city, and it has been a surprise. I liked its combination of a traditional and older part with one modern, built according to western stylistic criterions, where also the women seem freer, emancipated.
We arrived in Beirut on the middle of December of 2006, and in spite of there were more than four months since the war with Israel had already ended, the Lebanese capital was not still in peace because now the threat was the beginning of a new civil war.
The trip through Syria lasted two months, it was too much cold and sometimes with some rains; we visited archaeological places like Ebla, Afamia and Palmyra. By this way, slowly and curious we were living together with some families, with their way of life and traditions, but how difficult it was sometimes.